For Pizza Lovers

Man, I LOVE pizza.

Honestly, I could eat it a couple of times a week.  I don’t of course, instead choosing to eat it every week or two.  And when I do eat pizza, I prefer to make my own.  That way, I can control the type and amount of ingredients.

If you’re a pizza lover like me, I’ve got another recipe for you to try.  This is for a whole wheat pizza crust.  Pretty simple to make, just add toppings and you have a delicious, home-made, not-quite-as-bad-for-you, pizza!

Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
2/3 cup skim milk
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp baking powder
Other spices (basil, oregano); minced garlic and garlic salt are optional

Combine dry ingredients. Mix well, then add milk, oil, and (optional) spices. Mix well again. Press onto a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick olive oil. The crust should be about approximately 14 inches in diameter. Snip edges by “hash marking” half an inch into the rim of the crust all the way around. Cuts should be about a half-inch apart.

Bake at 425 F for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove and add toppings. Put back into oven for an additional 10 to 12 minutes.

Enjoy!

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10 Responses to “For Pizza Lovers”

  1. tweetheart Says:

    I love pizza even though it gives me nightmares. I think I have to have it at least once a week so I will try this new recipe.

    Enjoy your evening!

  2. Lady Rose Says:

    nice recipe! You should consider submitting it to the reborn blog carnival of health recipes 🙂 (info on The Diet Pulpit blog)

    I like the Fit and Free pizzas – they are delivered frozen in a case of 6, only 252 calories, no wheat gluten (for those who are sensitive). Homemade is best – but for those of us with no time, these are the best I’ve found tht fat free and low in calories. It’s also good for me too for portion control — no extra crust or slices to nibble on once its eaten. Lady Rose

  3. sarahhollamby Says:

    I love Pizza, not as much as my sister though (she can finnish off an 18 inch pizza on her own!)..
    The recepie sounds fab! I will give it a whirl!
    XX

  4. John Says:

    I didn’t try this but was figuring out the calories and fat. Wow! One quarter cup of olive oil has 54 grams of fat. Thanks but no thanks.

    I also love pizza and had to curb my cravings to lose weight. It wasn’t hard for me but I had to make the right decisions. The amount of fat you’re suggesting is the reason I used to weigh over 300 lbs. I still eat pizza but I don’t think I’ll try this recipe.

    Recently, I’ve gotten hooked on an frozen in-store brand at Harris Teeter (a popular supermarket chain in the southeast US). I’ll probably be having one of them tonight!! The thought alone is enough to get me through the day!

  5. MaryP Says:

    Hi Brian, I was pleased to find your blog while googling “chew slowly.” I believe the only “diet” for anyone is moderation in all things. I had the opportunity in the early 80s to attend a 2-day weekend weight-loss seminar conducted by a young doctor in Bethesda. His idea was for the attendees to use the appestat we all have to eat until satiated, and then to stop eating. It’s a habit that is very, very hard to start when we all do so much drive-by eating, but I think it is the best chance for success for most people because it avoids deprivation and encourages good nutrition.
    The habits he suggested cultivating were to 1. sit down every time you eat, 2. chew each bite thoroughly until liquefied, 3. put down the utensil or the food while chewing and 4. stop eating when you feel the appestat signal in your stomach that indicates you are full. During the seminar, he told us to eat a light breakfast before coming to the seminar, then go to lunch together and employ the eating routines he proposed, so that we could each feel the appestat signal. He recommended leaving whatever lunch remained when we stopped eating. Needless to say, there were quite a few unfinished sandwiches in the group.
    But what a concept! After giving up on all the hype of the latest and greatest diet, I remembered and tried the practice earlier this year and lost weight effortlessly. The two challenges I had were my own time-starved schedule and the lack of social interaction when I ate alone, because my husband comes home later, so it is hard to eat together.
    I just think it would be so great to cultivate a social group of motivated eaters who would all practice the same routine and learn to habitualize the behaviors of “appestat eating” because I truly believe this habit is the only possible long-term path for both weight loss and maintainance.

  6. Damien Says:

    Nice recipe 🙂 I have really gotten a taste for healthy pizzas…so much so that I really don’t eat any “normal” pizza anymore – which is a good thing!

  7. loseweightwithme Says:

    TWEETHEART — Pizza gives you nightmares?!? Bummer! Maybe this new crust recipe will help. 🙂

    LADY ROSE — I didn’t even think about submitting it the carnival. I’ll do that Monday after my wife goes back home.

    SARAH — I used to be able to eat a big pizza on my own as well. I can’t anymore, and I’m happy about that!

    JOHN — First of all, congrats on your weight loss results! As far as the oil in this recipe, remember that you’re not drinking the whole 1/4 cup in one sitting. I cut the pizza into 12 slices, which means 4.5 grams per slice. Now, this is NOT enough to worry about if you’re eating pizza once a week. Also, olive oil is considered a healthy fat. Too many people freak out about fat when it’s not as bad as we’ve been led to believe. I’m glad that you’ve found a pizza that tastes good and you like! 🙂

    MARY P — I agree that awareness of your food and eating habits are essential in weight loss efforts. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!

    DAMIEN — I prefer the homemade versions now as well! 🙂

    Thanks to all for stopping by and commenting.

    Brian

  8. Kery Says:

    I’ll have to try that–as soon as I have a slightly bigger place to live (one month to go!) and can figure out the quantities/temperature in grams and C°. 😉 So far, I’ve been making my own ‘homemade’ with pita bread, and adding my own toppings. It’s the best compromise I can make at the moment.

    (Sidenote that has nothing to do with the matter… I was wondering, too: do my comments end up as spam, and you have to approve them manually, or is it that every comment needs to be approved here before being displayed?)

  9. loseweightwithme Says:

    Hi, Kery — Do try it, I think you’ll like it. 🙂

    And yes, for some reason you’re comments get caught as spam and I have to manually approve them. I’m not sure why. And no, I only require approval on the first comment just so I know it’s a live person

    Brian

  10. Kery Says:

    Hm, I will try with another e-mail address then, perhaps this will help some. Who knows. /inserts other addy

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